Tips for helping a resistant toddler with tooth brushing

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Tips for helping a resistant toddler with tooth brushing

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Brushing a toddler's teeth can be one of the biggest challenges, and it can also be a lot of fun. Getting a child into a repetitive routine about brushing let's them know that this is something that needs to be done everyday. Giving them music when they are brushing. Also, giving them a brush to let them brush themselves is important, but the adult should also followup brushing to make sure the plaque is removed from their teeth. Sometimes they are uncooperative. You can let them play games with you like, let the child brush your teeth while you are brushing their teeth. You can also just have someone help you and do a knee to knee sitting while they lean back and someone else brushes their teeth. Clean teeth is very critical, so they don't get decay in the back of their mouth.

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Gina Gonzalez, DDS

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Dr. Gina Gonzalez, DDS has been interested in dental care most of her life. She started working as a dental assistant in high school.  After graduating, she pursued her career by attending the University of Southern California from which she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1982.  She was involved in creating new standards for dental hygiene in Spain where she also developed a dental hygiene school.

Dr. Gina Gonzalez earned her doctorate of dental surgery from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991.  As a lifelong learner, Dr. Gonzalez continues to study preventive and esthetic dentistry at renowned educational institutions all over the United States.  Her certifications include CEREC technology and Invisalign.  In addition to providing superb dental services to patients in her office, she dedicates her knowledge and skill to many philanthropic projects in the community and worldwide.  Annually, she is involved in a dental mission to Guatemala in which she provides dental care to people who would go without it otherwise.  She also regularly serves the elderly in Southern California through the Oral Eldercare Program. Dr. Gina Gonzalez is part of the USC School of Dentistry Board of Directors and is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.   

In her leisure time, she enjoys Salsa dancing, participating in the art of Krav Maga and entertaining her two wonderful daughters.

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